I recently discovered a blogger who is having fun helping other writers. Understanding the importance that a story must start with an idea, Jibber Jabber with Sue is kindly posting a daily word prompt so that other bloggers may feel that spark to launch a story. She’s been sharing these prompts for several weeks now, … More Oh, The Places You’ll Go: A Tribute to Books
Space. The final frontier. I may not have been a huge fan of the television show Star Trek (although those teleporting beams were pretty cool) but I have always been a fan of space. The stars. I’ve watched just about every space movie ever filmed from 2001: A Space Odyssey “Open the pod bay doors … More My Love for Space (And I’m Not Talking Interior Design)
Today I visited the “Reader” section on WordPress (my blog platform) to see if I could find other blogs with interesting stories about the elderly that I might be able to reblog onto my own. I typed in a couple of search terms, but struck out. Then I tried “old people.” There were a lot … More The Younger Side of Old
Today I’m in the mood to pull the curtains back from a darkened room and find the joy. Living through aging parent experiences is draining, it goes with the territory, but witnessing pure joy sure brings in a lot of light. I found an example of just such a joy when reading a Glamour article … More Finding Joy in Your 80’s and 90’s
It appears that the Florida Triangle is alive and well and actively swallowing everything in sight inside my mother Ginny’s apartment. Over the last several months, she has lost both hearing aids, a gift card I had given her for Christmas, a shoe horn, her glasses, a library book, a birthday present and a television … More The Florida Triangle: A Look at Losing “Stuff” & Memory
While searching for links regarding the elderly and memories, I found this timely article. Apparently, there is a nursing home in New York which built a kiosk featuring six ballpark scents residents can smell by hitting a button. Its purpose is to stimulate long-term memory through scent. With the All-Star Break just a couple of … More Sweet Memories of Baseball…Through Smell?
My recent mistake with the cable company is back to haunt me. They are switching to a digital signal and all customers need new converter boxes before the deadline. This includes my 88-year-old mother. During a past visit, I had brought the wrong box (previous post) back from their sales office to hook up to … More Clearwater, We Have a Problem
My husband Dennis and I are just completing a 3-day visit with my 88-year-old mother Ginny when she receives a notice from the cable company. They are converting their signal to digital for all Florida customers and her zip code is next. Apparently, she will need different converter boxes to pick up that new signal. … More The Cable Debacle